Happy Birthday to When Audrey Met Alice!

A few months back, I had the great pleasure or reading a debut novel written by someone I’ve only met on Twitter, Rebecca Behrens. She seemed super lovely, and I had my fingers crossed that I’d like her book.

I loved it! I even ended up blurbing it, and I’m so excited to let you all know that it comes out today. *cue confetti*

I’ll post the copy from Goodreads below the cover, but if you think you’d like a quirky, fun, fresh combination of historical and realistic middle grade fiction? Buy this one!

Book Cover of When Audrey Met Alice by Rebecca Behrens

The Description:

First daughter Audrey Rhodes can’t wait for the party she has planned for Friday night. The decorations are all set and the pizza is on its way. But the Secret Service must be out to ruin her life, because they cancel at the last minute-citing security breach and squashing Audrey’s chances for making any new friends. What good is being “safe and secure” if you can’t have any fun?

Audrey is ready to give up and become a White House hermit, until she discovers Alice Roosevelt’s hidden diary. The former first daughter gives Audrey a ton of ideas for having fun…and more problems than she can handle.

And here’s what I said about it:

“Rebecca Behrens combines charming and quirky characters from two different centuries, creating a believable, engaging story that tugs at the heart and tickles the funny bone.”
(That sounds intelligent and blurbish, don’t you think? I’m always afraid I’ll just blubber “like so much, likey like like, love it” and make a hash of it all. Blurbing is scary.)


In other news, I’m on the faculty of the Austin SCBWI annual conference taking place this weekend! It’s possible there’s still a space or two left. This is a great place to learn the ropes – and there’s a super exciting pro track this year, too! I’d love to see some of y’all there.

And if you’re from the Houston area, don’t forget to come to the Montgomery County Book Festival on February 15th. We’re going to have an amazing time.

Now, I THINK I’m supposed to be revising something. *gulp* Back to the cave. See you in a week or so!

Posted in Children's Fiction, Miscellaneous on 02/04/2014 06:43 am

1 Comment

  1. Sounds like a great book- historicals are some of the best, imho. And I like the mix of ‘there’ and present day, especially for kids that maybe aren’t keen on history in the first place, to sort of ease them into it, so to speak.


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